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Mar 31, 2009 05:46 PM

Luce Restaurant Hollywood

We have been invited by friends to meet at Luce for drinks. I have never heard of the place, so I was curious if it was worth staying for dinner or is it better to have a couple of drinks and go somewhere else?

Is there anything that we should definately order or avoid? If we decide to go somewhere else for dinner, any suggestions as to where we should go that is nearby

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  1. It's okayyy at best. Not awful but a better spot for a pizza and salad at lunch. I would recommend heading down the block to Lola's on Harrison. Head across the street pre or post dinner to Hollywood Vine for some wine and cheese. Very reasonable BTG options and only a $5 corkage on any bottles you buy. If you want to stick with Italian you can go next door to Fulvio's. Not cheap but they do a good job. Get a meatball. If you want less expensive Italian you can head to Piazza Pasta one block over on Hollywood Blvd. Not as good as Fulvio's but better than Luce. Another option is La Barraca a couple of blocks East of Luce. A Frod rec that serves good Spanish tapas. Nakorn and Sushi Blues work for sushi. I would do Sushi Blues if you want a lively scene.

    Lola's on Harrison
    2032 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020

    Sushi Blues Cafe
    2009 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

    Fulvio's 1900
    1900 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

    nakorn thai&sushi
    1935 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

    La Barraca Hollywood
    115 S 20th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33020

    Hollywood Vine
    2035 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL

    1. I agree with the Chowfather on Luce. it's not bad, but it's not that good, either. Okay at best just about sums it up. I'm not a fan of Fulvio's - you can get much better Italian at many other places. I also think they're overpriced. We like the Sage in Ft. Lauderdale, but our one-time visit to the Hollywood location was underwhelming. We have heard from friends that on recent visits the food was very good. We will definitely try it again. All his other recs are very good.